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  1. I happen to have a can of ProGuard's Toe Protection that still "sounds" like it should be good...don't recall ever using this and not sure why I still have it but you're welcome to it if you want.
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    Bauer LS5 Black Carbon Steel

    gave my .02 in another thread: "2nd jimmy's take on the new LS5's as far as the coating being thin and wearing easily- sharpened 2 sets now and both seemed to wear thinner using nothing harsher than a chamois to wipe it clean. On the plus side there was little to no burr and did finish nicely, with the coating at least not interfering with the edges (unlike OEM CCM black/super polished coatings); would not recommend however as not as durable Tydan DLC (or STEP BlackSteel)." Have seen these sets a couple of times now and don't find them to be any more durable than a regular LS3 blade edge-wise, same with the finish which scratches easily too.
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    Step steel for LS edge in the states

    2nd jimmy's take on the new LS5's as far as the coating being thin and wearing easily- sharpened 2 sets now and both seemed to wear thinner using nothing harsher than a chamois to wipe it clean. On the plus side there was little to no burr and did finish nicely, with the coating at least not interfering with the edges (unlike OEM CCM black/super polished coatings); would not recommend however as not as durable Tydan DLC (or STEP BlackSteel). Encouraged by initial trials with Byonic Super Polished (great finishing, light-weight, and holding edge well); hope their Super Black is as nice. Have yet to work with Massive.
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    Time For New Skates

    In that area of the metro and in sequence of travel: Total Hockey in Burnsville (straight up 35 from Shattuck); the OTM store as mentioned above which is just a bit further north and roughly corner of 35/494 (and a block west)-- also next to an REI store if interested in other outdoor gear; the General Sports location as attached to Braemar Arena in Edina, and a bit further than that is SportsworldUSA in Eden Prairie. I'm sure there are more but those are the ones I'm familiar with.
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    Time For New Skates

    2n- If she really needs a pair to make it through state tryouts and camp, thoughts on getting a pair to get her through that timeline and wait to 'really' shop once you/she are at Shattuck? Faribault is only 45min/an hour south of the cities (Mpls suburbs) where there will be plenty of decent shops to choose from. Also, with that much skating I would look to stay within 2-3 levels from the top line skates-- as noted previously, Ribcore is slated to be the least stiff of the CCM lines; provided the fit works, a 46k or 48k in the regular lineup. Family background of current skates: Youngest (HS daughter) in Mako M8, HS boy in 48k's (as chosen by him over the Vapors), and oldest player (who just finished out his college career) in SuperTacks, wore Supreme TotalOnes prior. Oldest daughter wears Vapor XXII, but last played in 09 and fit is wrong anyway (should have been in a smaller sized Supreme).
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    Blackstone Flat-Bottom V Thread

    OriginalSix-- don't know where you are at but I will offer the same as JR if you are in my area (mpls); don't post here much so won't go so far as to extend the shipping part since nobody knows who I am. But after being firmly in the 'disbelief' camp until I had a chance to try it for myself, now I'm not sure how one doesn't feel the difference. One of the funnier things I've seen/heard was from my younger boy, who's skates I've been sharpening for years at an increasingly shallower hollow as he's gotten older (now 13, and was at 5/8" ROH) asked my after the 1st time he skated on the 90/1 fbv, "What did you do to my skates?" -- probably because I didn't tell him beforehand that I changed it out as I wanted to get an honest appraisal of fvb, and I got it :-) He adjusted quickly to the extra speed he carried throughout his transitions and into/out of corners even with that deep of 'fang' on somewhat soft ice.
  7. We never heard back (completed online claim on the 11th) and calls to inquire of the status went unanswered no matter what time of day it was (used phone # on warranty page). My son was finally was able to get through yesterday and the guy he spoke to sent out a RA# from the phone call. Started this process before the 30 day mark, but we're now well past that so we'll see what happens. I would call asap.


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